Wayne County Action Program to receive $1.8M in funding for early education

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Wayne County Action Program, Inc. will receive over $1.8 million in federal funding, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced Wednesday.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funding will be used to support child care services for low-income families in the Finger Lakes region.

Head Start and Early Head Start provide comprehensive child development programs for low-income children from birth to age five, as well as support and services for their families.

Head Start programs primarily serve children ages three to five, while Early Head Start serves pregnant women, infants, and toddlers.

The comprehensive services these programs offer include early education, health screenings, social and emotional health, nutrition, social services, and services for children with disabilities.


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